Woman Dies After Falling Off Ferris Wheel While Taking Selfie In UP’s Ballia


The woman lost balance and fell off the ferris wheel in UP’s Ballia: Police (Representational)

Ballia, Uttar Pradesh: 

A 20-year-old woman died after she fell off a Ferris wheel at a fair in UP’s Ballia while taking a selfie, police said on Monday.

The incident happened on Sunday at a fair in Sadar area. The woman, Rani, was clicking selfie while taking a ride on the Ferris wheel. She lost balance and fell down, police said.

She was rushed to the hospital, where she died during treatment. The body has been sent for postmortem, police said. 

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Samsung Galaxy S10+ Concept Renders Show Dual Selfie Cameras, Triple Rear Cameras; Selfie Hole to Be “Slightly Different”


Samsung Galaxy S10+ Concept Renders Show Dual Selfie Cameras, Triple Rear Cameras; Selfie Hole to Be “Slightly Different”

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The hole design on the Galaxy S10+ will be “slightly different” to accommodate the dual selfie cameras.

Samsung is expected to unveil its tenth-generation Galaxy S smartphone series, possibly the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, at MWC 2019 in Barcelona in late February next year. With just about a couple of months to go before the official unveiling, leaks are surfacing online that give out new features of the Galaxy S10 range every other day. A new leak has now revealed the concept renders for the premium Galaxy S10+ model which appears to have a slightly redesigned selfie camera hole. Another report confirms this development. Let’s check out the details.

Tipster OnLeaks, in collaboration with 91Mobiles, gives us a look at what is allegedly the design of the upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy S10+. 360-degree 5K renders of the smartphone show the presence of the dual selfie camera setup set into holes on the top right of the display panel. At the back, the handset appears to sport a triple rear camera setup with an LED flash and, possibly, a heart rate sensor.

On the bottom, the Galaxy S10+ render reveals a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, and a speaker grille. On top is a microphone and the SIM tray. It still has a dedicated Bixby button on the right. The report goes on to claim that the Samsung Galaxy S10+ will sport a 6.4-inch AMOLED QHD dual-curved edge display. The camera setup on the back is said to consist of a standard lens, a telephoto lens, and a wide angle lens. It will also reportedly feature an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor and ditch Samsung’s iris scanning in favour of a different version of face unlock.

As for internals, the report states, the Galaxy S10+ will get nothing less than the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 SoC in US and China, and the Exynos 9820 SoC in India and other markets.

Next, reputed tipster Ice Universe took to Twitter on Sunday to claim that all of the three models in Samsung’s upcoming series – the Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ – will sport Super AMOLED screens but the hole design on the Galaxy S10+ will be “slightly different” to accommodate the dual selfie cameras.





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Huawei Nova 4 Launch Set for December 17, Features Display Hole for Selfie Camera


Huawei Nova 4 Launch Set for December 17, Features Display Hole for Selfie Camera

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Huawei Nova 4 is expected to sport triple rear cameras

In a bid to take on Samsung’s rumoured Galaxy A8s, Huawei was rumoured to be working on a smartphone with a similar design. Touted to be called the Nova 4, the smartphone is said to come with a display hole for the selfie camera. Now, the company has confirmed that the Huawei Nova 4 will be launched on December 17 in China. Alongside the announcement, the company has published a poster that has the outline of the phone showing off the the pin-hole camera in the front.

Huawei has taken to Weibo to announce that the Huawei Nova 4 will launch on December 17. The smartphone will launch in China, and it will sport a true bezel-less display with no notch. For the front camera, there will be a slight hole in the screen, on the top left edge, where the sensor will be located.

Concept render leaked by Ben Geskin a few days ago suggest that the smartphone will sport a triple vertical camera setup, and a gradient back panel finish. Expected specs include the latest Kirin 980 SoC, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and will run on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.

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Huawei Nova 4 concept render
Photo Credit: Twitter/ Ben Geskin

To recall, Samsung is also expected to launch its Galaxy A8s in December, and the leaked renders of the smartphone suggest that it will also sport a display with a small cut out for the selfie camera. Samsung announced its new display plans back at SDC, with the Infinity-O type display featuring the hole design.

Huawei looks to compete with Samsung by launching a new smartphone with the same design as the rumoured Galaxy A8s. While Huawei has confirmed that the smartphone will launch on December 17, Samsung is yet to announce a launch date for its Galaxy A8s.





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Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput And Misha’s Selfie Is So, So Adorable


New Delhi: 

Actor Shahid Kapoor took some time off his busy shooting schedule and spent the Saturday with his family. Shahid Kapoor spend some quality time with his wife and their two-year-old daughter Misha and shared glimpses from their outing on Instagram. Shahid posted a selfie of himself with both Mira and Misha on his Instagram stories and the trio can be seen pouting, so cute. Adorable can’t even begin to describe the picture shared by the actor. It’s Misha’s million dollar pout in the picture which is sending the Internet into a meltdown. We chanced up on a similar picture on Mira Rajput’s Instagram timeline but the couple’s two-year-old daughter does not feature in that picture. However, Shahid and Mira’s second child Zain, who was born in August this year, does not feature in any of the photos.

Take a look at the pictures shared by Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput:

Mira Rajput officially introduced baby Zain to her fans and followers on Instagram, with an adorable photo of the baby boy and wrote: “Hello, world!”. Needless to say, the picture of Shahid and Mira’s baby boy went crazy viral.

Last month, we got a glimpse of baby Zain on Mira Rajput’s Instagram story – baby Misha also adorably featured in the photo.

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput married in July 2015 and Misha was born in August 2017. Mira Rajput often delights her Instafam with adorable pictures of Misha. Remember the Diwali picture in which Misha can be seen all smiles in a pink lehenga? Or the adorable photo where Misha picked out her all-white outfit for the day?

Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor was last seen Batti Gul Meter Chalu, which did an underwhelming performance at the box office. Shahid also has Kabir Singh, the Hindi remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy in the pipeline.





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Government To Develop Safe Selfie Points, Parking Lot On Signature Bridge


Bridge’s 154-metre-high glass box gives a bird’s-eye view of the city to visitors

New Delhi: 

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has directed authorities to develop safe selfie points and install special lighting equipment for theme-based illumination of the Signature Bridge to make it a “truly iconic tourist destination”.

In his note to the additional chief secretary (PWD), tourism secretary and DTTDC’s managing director, Mr Sisodia said a parking facility and a children’s park will also be developed near the bridge.

“The Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) and the PWD have been successful in making the bridge operational and it is necessary for both these agencies to work towards making the bridge a major tourist attraction in Delhi,” Sisodia said in the note.

“A presentation on the above facilities making the Signature Bridge a truly iconic tourist destination be made by DTTDC, PWD and the tourism department,” he said.

On November 4, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the Signature Bridge over the Yamuna, reducing the travel time between north and northeast Delhi.

“The departments concerned may engage necessary consultants, if required, and necessary budgetary support will be provided in the RE (revised estimate budget) 2018-19,” Mr Sisodia said.

He said the bridge will serve as a tourist destination with the 154-metre-high glass box giving a bird’s-eye view of the city to visitors.

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How A Selfie Saved A Man Accused Of Attacking His Ex-Girlfriend With Box-Cutter


Christopher Precopia with his mother, Erin.

When 21-year-old Christopher Precopia met with a recruiter to enlist in the U.S. Army in October, he was rejected because of the violent offense for which he’d been charged last year.

Precopia, of Williamson County, Texas, was arrested Sept. 22, 2017, after his ex-girlfriend told police that he’d broken into her home and assaulted her – using a box-cutter to carve an “X” just below her neck, Texas ABC-affiliate KVUE reported.

Except there was one problem: Precopia didn’t do it.

In oral and written statements to police, his accuser detailed how Precopia had forced his way into her home, pushing her to the ground before punching her in the face and slicing her with the box-cutter.

That was news to Precopia.

He was given minimal information when police took him into custody, according to his attorney Rick Flores.

When Precopia asked police why he was being arrested, Flores says police told his client, “Don’t act like you don’t know.”

And when police said they had a warrant for his arrest in Bell County, Flores said Precopia’s response was: “Where is Bell County?”

He was charged with burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit other crimes, a felony offense that carries the possibility of a life sentence.

“I had no idea who accused me of this, I had no idea why everything was happening,” Precopia told KVUE. “I was constantly fearful as to what could happen the next day . . . I was going to sleep hoping I wouldn’t wake up, just to get away from it.”

After spending more than a day in jail, Precopia’s parents took out loans to post his $150,000 bond and pay for a lawyer in an effort to prove their son was innocent, Flores said.

As Precopia’s family worked to clear his name, his mother, Erin, realized she possessed a piece of evidence that could exonerate him: a selfie taken at 7:02 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2017, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.

His accuser had told police that she was attacked by Precopia at 7:20 p.m. that same day in her Bell County home, nearly 70 miles away. Cellphone towers also helped pinpoint Precopia’s actual location, Flores said.

“He was very fortunate that she chose a date and time that he just happened to have a rock-solid alibi for,” Flores said. “He and I have talked many times about how lucky he is, whether you believe in a higher power or good old-fashioned luck.”

If his accuser had claimed that the attack had taken place the day before or after, Flores said, his client’s only excuse would have been that he was sitting at home watching TV – a much less convincing alibi.

The charge was dropped on June 21 after Flores took the evidence to Bell County District Attorney’s Office, he said.

“We were able to corroborate the basis of what was presented to us, and in due course, we determined the proper action was to dismiss the charge, and that’s what we proceeded to do,” Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza said in an interview Thursday.

Garza added that the Bell County Attorney’s Office will ultimately determine if charges will be made against Precopia’s accuser for making a false statement. KVUE reported Tuesday that Precopia’s accuser has not been charged with a crime.

The Temple Police Department did not return a call Thursday afternoon requesting comment on the case.

Up until the charge was dropped, Flores said Precopia and his family were terrified for his future. While they are not planning any civil action against the police department, Flores said the family is exploring lawsuit against his accuser.

His accuser told police that the two had a “troubled” relationship in high school, which she cited as the reason she reported that Precopia assaulted her, according to KVUE. Flores said he had not spoken with the accuser and could not comment on this allegation.

“His entire family had trouble sleeping at night, wondering what was going to happen, if anyone would believe them, if there would be a trial, prison time or a life sentence,” Flores said, adding he doesn’t blame police for taking action on the accuser’s allegations.

“We’re more upset with this person that blatantly made up a lie and got him in this mess to begin with,” he said.

Even though Precopia’s name was cleared, he and his family now wonder how the accusation will impact him moving forward.

“While [his family] is happy it ended up with a dismissal, and that it will be expunged from his record, the damage is kind of done,” Flores said. “Nothing will ever be completely scrubbed from the Internet.”

Flores pointed to Precopia’s encounter with the Army recruiter as “a small example of how this will follow him around forever.”

He added that Precopia’s application to enlist is “currently being reviewed by someone higher up at the U.S. army.”

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Two Students Drown In Gujarat Lake While Taking Selfie


A security guard alerted the fire brigade after learning about the mishap (Representational)

Ahmedabad: 

Two students of a polytechnic drowned in a lake while taking a selfie in Bhavnagar city of Gujarat Thursday, police said.

The deceased were identified as Harvijaysinh Gohil (17) and Vishwaraj Gohil (18).

Vishwaraj’s father Kishor Gohil told police that his son had left home in the morning saying he was going to a tuition with his friend.

“Primary investigation revealed that they visited the Bor Talav lake in the city where they fell into water while taking a selfie,” said police sub-inspector S P Agravat.

A security guard alerted the fire brigade after learning about the mishap, he said.

“It took almost one and a half hours to find the bodies,” said fire brigade official Pradyumansinh Jadeja.





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Michael Vaughan Posted A Birthday Selfie With A Goat & Called It Virat


नई दिल्ली: इंग्लैंड क्रिकेट टीम के पूर्व कप्तान माइकल वॉन पिछले काफी वक्त से टीम इंडिया के कप्तान विराट कोहली पर निशाने साध रहे हैं. इंग्लैंड दौरे पर जब एक टेस्ट मैच के दौरान विराट कोहली के दो रिव्यू गलत हो गए थे. तब वॉन विराट कोहली को दुनिया का सबसे खराब रिव्यूअर करार दिया था. वॉन ने ट्वीट करके कहा था, ‘विराट दुनिया के सर्वश्रेष्ठ बल्लेबाज हैं यह एक फैक्ट है, विराट दुनिया के सबसे बेकार रिव्यूअर हैं यह भी फैक्ट है।’ अब एक बार फिर से माइकल वॉन ने सोशल मीडिया पर विराट कोहली का मजाक बनाया है. 

दरअसल, 29 अक्टूबर को माइकल वॉन का जन्मदिन था. माइकल ने 29 अक्टूबर को अपने ऑफिशियल फेसबुक पेज से एक बकरे के साथ अपनी तस्वीर शेयर दी. इस तस्वीर को शेयर करते हुए वॉन ने जो कैप्शन लिखा उससे विराट कोहली के फैन काफी नाराज हो गए हैं. 

भारतीय गेंदबाजी को ‘कूड़ा’ बताकर बुरे फंसे इंग्लैंड के पूर्व कप्तान, फैन्स ने लगा दी क्लास

दरअसल, माइकल ने वेस्टइंडीज के खिलाफ पहले वन-डे में, गुवाहटी में 21 अक्टूबर को खेले गए मैच में विराट कोहली के शानदार 140 रनों के बाद टि्वटर पर उन्हें ‘गॉट’ लिखा था. इसके लिए उन्होंने एक बकरे का इमोजी लगाया था. इसके बाद 29 अक्टूबर को वॉन ने एक बार फिर बकरे की तस्वीर के साथ ट्वीट किया है. 

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माइकल वॉन ने बकरे के साथ एक सेल्फी पोस्ट की. इसे कैप्शन दिया- मार्निंग ऑल, बर्थडे सेल्फी विद विराट. लेकिन कुछ यूजर्स को माइकल वॉन का यह ट्वीट पसंद नहीं आया और उन्होंने उनकी आलोचना की.

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फैन्स ने माइकल वॉन के इस पोस्ट पर जवाब देते हुए विराट कोहली को GOAT- Greatest of All Time बताया है. 

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वहीं, कुछ यूजर्स ने लिखा है- माइकल वॉन अपने करियर में विराट कोहली की तरह नहीं खेल पाए इसलिए वह उनसे जलते हैं. 

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बता दें कि इस साल वनडे क्रिकेट में सबसे अधिक रन भारतीय कप्तान विराट कोहली ने बनाए हैं. उन्होंने 13 मैचों में 1169 रन बनाए हैं. उनके अलावा सिर्फ इंग्लैंड के जॉनी बेयरस्टो (1025) ही इस साल 1000 से अधिक रन बना सके हैं. विराट कोहली के नाम इस साल सबसे अधिक छह शतक लगाने का रिकॉर्ड भी है. रोहित शर्मा 5 शतक के साथ इस मामले में दूसरे नंबर पर हैं. रोहित (967) सबसे अधिक रन बनाने के मामले में तीसरे नंबर पर हैं.





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Indian Techie Couple That Died In US’ Yosemite Park Fell Taking A Selfie: Report


Vishnu Vishwanath and Meenakshi Moorthy had been married since 2014 and both were software engineers

New York: 

The Indian couple who died after falling 800 feet in an area with steep terrain in California’s Yosemite National Park last week were apparently taking a selfie before the tragedy occurred, a media report said.

Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30 fell to their deaths from Taft Point in the national park in California. They were identified on Monday as the married couple from India living in the United States.

A report in Fox News cited Mr Viswanath’s brother Jishnu Viswanath as saying that they were apparently taking a selfie.  The popular viewpoint in the California park does not have a railing to protect visitors from the ledge.

Park rangers recovered their bodies last Thursday after people reported seeing an unattended camera on a tripod, Vishnu Viswanath’s brother said.

He added that Ms Moorthy had set up the tripod by the ledge possibly to take a selfie. Rangers had arrived at the scene Thursday and “used high-powered binoculars to find them and used helicopters to airlift the bodies.”

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The College of Engineering, Chengannur condoled the deaths of Vishnu Viswanath and Meenakshi Moorthy, who were its alumni

The couple, who through their social media posts chronicled their traveling adventures, also wrote a blog called ‘Holidays and HappilyEverAfters’.

Just months before her tragic death, Ms Moorthy had warned in an Instagram post the dangers of taking photographs on the edge of cliffs and atop skyscrapers.

She posted a picture of herself at the Grand Canyon, saying in the caption that “A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs. But did you know that wind gusts can be fatal? Is our life worth one photo?”

In an eerie coincidence, Ms Moorthy appears in the selfie of another tourist couple at Taft Point, just minutes before she plummeted to her death.

After reports of the couple’s death emerged and their identities were revealed, Sean Matteson said that Ms Moorthy appears in two of their selfie photos that they took at the popular tourist destination.

Mr Matteson said Meenakshi Moorthy’s pink-haired visage appears in the corner of two photos he snapped of himself and his girlfriend Drea Rose Laguillo. He said the woman made him a little nervous because he felt she was standing too close to the edge. But he said she appeared comfortable.

Park spokesman Jamie Richards was earlier quoted as saying that “We still do not know what caused them to fall. We’re trying to understand what happened. We may never know, (but) from everything we see, this was a tragic fall.”

Mr Richards said that so far 10 people have died in the park this year, and six of those park visitors fell to their deaths. In May, Asish Penugonda, a 29-year-old Indian national, fell to his death while ascending the park’s famous Half Dome trail.

“Yosemite is a wild and scenic place. If you are not paying attention to your footing, it is very easy to have a slip and fall,” the park spokesperson said.

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Meenakshi Moorthy had warned people of the dangers of taking selfies or photographs from the edge of cliffs and atop skyscrapers

“Now, we don’t know what happened in this case, but we urge hikers to stay on the trail.”

Investigators were looking into how the couple fell or what had occurred when the accident happened at the famous spot which is a favourite place for tourists from around the world to take scenic and memorable photos.

The couple had been married since 2014 and both were software engineers. On the cover of Vishnu Viswanath’s Facebook page is a picture of the two of them smiling on the edge of a cliff at the Grand Canyon.

In a Facebook post, College of Engineering, Chengannur said the two were its alumni and added that it deeply mourns their “accidental demise”. The college said Vishnu Viswanath and Meenakshi Moorthy belonged to the BTech 2006-10 Computer Science and Engineering batch.

“Our hearts go to the friends and family members of this lovely couple. May their souls rest in peace,” the college said.

Raj Katta, 24, of New York, said he got to know both of them while attending Bradley University, in Illinois. He said Mr Viswanath was a “thoughtful and amazing guy, very talented. They are a really happy couple. Very positive.”

He described Ms Moorthy as extremely positive and enthusiastic. “She’s one of those girls who wants to explore the world and discover a deeper meaning in life.”

He said that Mr Viswanath and Ms Moorthy had decided six months ago that he would take the job at Cisco and they would live in California for a year or so.





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Politician Jaganmohan Reddy Stabbed At Vizag Airport By Man Taking Selfie With Him


YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy is escorted by police at Vishakhapatnam airport

Vishakhapatnam: 

Andhra Pradesh politician Jaganmohan Reddy suffered minor injuries on Thursday after being stabbed by a canteen worker at the Vishakhapatnam airport. The police have identified the attacker as “Sriniwas”.

The 45-year-old YSR Congress leader was seen with blood on his left shoulder after being stabbed with a sharp object — a small blade apparently used in bird fights. The wound is not life-threatening but the incident exposed lapses in security at the airport, where each person is screened with metal detectors.

The attacker allegedly entered the VIP lounge to serve tea and approached Mr Reddy, who was sitting with his supporters, claiming he wanted a selfie with him. When the politician obliged, Mr Sriniwas allegedly pretended to take a picture and then struck him with the knife.

He was immediately dragged away by the CISF and police and taken into custody. According to the police, the attacker said he did not want Jagan Reddy to come to power.

Jaganmohan Reddy was waiting for his flight to Hyderabad for a court appearance tomorrow when he was attacked. Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said he was shocked and had asked for a thorough investigation.

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The attacker used a pointed metal tool used in cock-fights to goad the birds into fighting

“Shocked by attack on Mr Jagan Reddy, Asked all agencies to investigate matter thoroughly, including (CISF or Central Industrial Security Force). Asked secretary civil aviation to fix responsibility. I strongly condemn this cowardly attack, we will punish the guilty,” he tweeted.

The CISF denied any lapse as the incident took place before the security check point. “Sriniwas worked as a waiter in a restaurant in the lounge and so had a valid pass,” said an officer.

A YSR Congress leader alleged a “conspiracy by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government” and a huge security lapse. A leader said: “Srinivas is a staff with airport canteen run by TDP leader Harsha Vardhan.”

A spokesperson of the TDP led by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu called it “unfortunate” that Mr Reddy had blamed the ruling party. “Security at the airport comes under a central agency. We condemn the incident and will conduct a thorough inquiry,” said Lanka Dinakar, rubbishing the allegations.





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